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Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd.

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NSE: ABIRLANUVO ISIN Code: INE069A01017
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OPEN 1245.00
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VOLUME 7247
52-Week high 1664.00
52-Week low 685.00
P/E 12.74
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 16237.73
Buy Price 1247.00
Buy Qty 9.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00

Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. (ABIRLANUVO) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Aditya Birla NuvoLimited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31 2016the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended and asummary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information in which areincorporated the branch's financial statements for the year ended on that date audited bythe branch auditors of the Company's branch at Veraval.

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance withaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsspecified under section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts)Rules 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting recordsin accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Companyand for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection andapplication of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that arereasonable and prudent; and the design implementation and maintenance of adequateinternal financial control that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation ofthe standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free frommaterial misstatement whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accountingand auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit reportunder the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder. We conducted our audit inaccordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India as specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standardsrequire that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the standalone financial statements are free frommaterial misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts anddisclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor'sjudgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the standalonefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments theauditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of thestandalone financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design auditprocedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluatingthe appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accountingestimates made by the Company's management and Board of Directors as well as evaluatingthe overall presentation of the standalone financial statements. We believe that the auditevidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our auditopinion on the standalone financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the standalone financial statements give the information required by theActin the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at March 31 2016 its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 ofthe Act we give in the Annexure 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by section 143 (3) of the Act we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion proper books of accounts required bylaw have been kept by theCompany so far as it appears from our examination of those books and proper returnsadequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from branch not visited by us;

(c) The reports on the accounts of the branch office of the Company audited undersection 143 (8) of the Act by branch auditors has been sent to us and have been properlydealt by us in preparing this report;

(d) The Balance Sheet Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt withby this Report are in agreement with the books of account and with the audited financialstatements received from branch not visited by us;

(e) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014;

(f) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 312016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2016 from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164 (2) ofthe Act;

(g) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in "Annexure 2" to this report;

(h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its standalone financial statements - Refer Note 46(iv)(b) to the financialstatements;

ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for material foreseeable losses if any on long-term contracts includingderivative contracts Refer Note 46(iv)(a) to the standalone financial statements;

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

Other Matter

The accompanying standalone financial statements include total assets of ' 828.51Crores as at March 31 2016 and total revenues of ' 928.30 Crores for the year ended onthat date in respect of a branch which has been audited by one of us jointly with otherbranch auditors which financial statements other financial information and auditor'sreports have been furnished to us. Our opinion in so far as it relates amounts anddisclosures included in respect of the branch is based solely on such report. Our opinionis not modified in respect of this matter.

For and on behalf of For and on behalf of
KHIMJI KUNVERJI & CO. S R B C & CO LLP
Chartered Accountants Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 105146W ICAI Firm Registration Number: 324982E/E300003
per Shivji K. Vikamsey per Vijay Maniar
Partner Partner
Membership Number: 2242 Membership Number: 36738
Mumbai Mumbai
Date: May 20 2016 Date: May 20 2016

Annexure 1 referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading "Report on other legal andregulatory requirements "of our report of even date Re: Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited(the Company)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during theyear but there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion is reasonablehaving regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No materialdiscrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties other than self-constructed buildings included in fixedassets are held in the name of the Company except mentioned below:

No. of Cases Asset Category Gross Block Net Block Remarks
1 Leasehold Land 1.33 1.33 Titles deeds pending to be registered in the name of the Company.
2 Buildings 22.99 19.04
3 Freehold land 7.05 7.05 Title deeds are in the names of the entities which got merged with the Company in the past.

As explained to us steps are being taken to complete the name transfer formalities.

(ii) The inventory has been physically verified by the management during the year. Inour opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable. No material discrepancies werenoticed on such physical verification. Inventories lying with third parties have beenconfirmed by them and no material discrepancies were noticed in respect of suchconfirmations.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms Limited LiabilityPartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of theAct. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(iii) (a) (b) and (c) of the Order are notapplicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usprovisions of section 185 and 186 of the Act in respect of loans to directors includingentities in which they are interested and in respect of loans and advances giveninvestments made and guarantees and securities given have been complied with by theCompany.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuantto the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records undersection 148(1) of the Act related to the manufacture or service of Company's products towhich said rules are applicable and are of the opinion that prima facie the specifiedaccounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not however made a detailedexamination of the same.

(vii) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authoritiesundisputed statutory dues including provident fund employees' state insuranceincome-tax sales-tax service tax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax cessand other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax service taxsales-tax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax cess and other materialstatutory dues were outstanding at the year end for a period of more than six monthsfrom the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company the dues outstanding of income-taxsales-tax service tax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax and cess onaccount of any dispute are as follows:

Name of the Statute Nature of the Dues Period Forum where dispute is pending Amount (' in Crores)
Income Tax Act 1961 Tax Demand AY 2006-07 AY 2009-10 to AY 2012-13 Commissioner (Appeals) 121.87
AY 2010-11 & AY 2011-12 ITAT 0.99
Customs Act 1962 Tax Demand Interest and Penalty 1975-76 1976-77 1986-87 & 2001-02 High Court 0.39
2003-04 2007-08 2009-10 2013-14 CESTAT 0.49
2013-14 Commissioner (Appeals) 0.76
2004-05 2005-06 2008-09 Assessing authorities 0.16
Central Excise Act 1944 Excise Duty Interest and Penalty 1977-78 1986-87 High Court 0.06
1985-86 1991-92 1995-96 & 2004-05 2008-09 CESTAT 0.30
1994-95 1996-97 & 1998-99 2005-2006 to 2011-12 Commissioner (Appeals) 0.89
1997-98 to 2000-01 Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner 0.05
Sales Tax Act Entry Tax 2013-14 to 2015-16 High Court 15.99
Sales Tax Value 1999-00 2004-05 High Court 0.09
Added Tax Central 2007-08 2008-09 Appellate Tribunal 0.99
Sales Tax Non-Submission of forms Purchase Tax 1995-96 to 2012-13 Commissioner (Appeals)/Divisional Boards 16.01
Trade Tax including Interest 2007-08 2011-12 Assessing authorities 3.01
Finance Act 1994 (Service Tax) Service Tax including Interest and Penalty 2002-03 2003-04 2006-07 to 2010-11 CESTAT 4.61
2006-07 2007-08 2012-13 Commissioner (Appeals) 1.80
Gujarat Green Cess Act 2011 Cess on generation of electricity through captive power generation plants 2011-12 to 2014-15 Supreme Court of India 2.29

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given by themanagement the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institutionbank or government or debenture holders.

(ix) Based on the information and explanations given to us by the management termloans were applied for the purpose for which the loans were obtained other than temporarydeployment Idle/surplus funds which have been invested in liquid assets.

(x) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true andfair view of the financial statements and according to the information and explanationsgiven by the management we report that no fraud by the Company or no fraud on the Companyby the officers and employees of the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management themanagerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a nidhi Company. Therefore the provisions ofclause 3(xii) of the order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(xiii) According to the information and explanations given by the managementtransactions with the related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 of Actwhere applicable and the details have been disclosed in the notes to the financialstatements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not made any preferentialallotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures duringthe year under review and hence reporting requirements under clause 3(xiv) are notapplicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected withhim as referred to in section 192 of the Act.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us the provisions ofsection 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 are not applicable to the Company.

For and on behalf of For and on behalf of
KHIMJI KUNVERJI & CO. S R B C & CO LLP
Chartered Accountants Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 105146W ICAI Firm Registration Number: 324982E/E300003
per Shivji K. Vikamsey per Vijay Maniar
Partner Partner
Membership Number: 2242 Membership Number: 36738
Mumbai Mumbai
Date: May 20 2016 Date: May 20 2016

Annexure 2 to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date on the Standalone FinancialStatements of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited.

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of AdityaBirla Nuvo Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016 in conjunction with ouraudit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting (the"Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.These responsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequateinternal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly andefficient conduct of its business including adherence to the Company's policies thesafeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation ofreliable financial information as required under the Act.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing as specified under section 143(10) ofthe Act to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. ThoseStandards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and planand perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internalfinancial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if suchcontrols operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained and the audit evidence obtained bythe other auditors in terms of their report referred to in the Other Matters paragraphbelow is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on theinternal financial controls system over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

A Company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A Company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the Company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the Company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of theCompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2016 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note.

Other Matter

Our report under Section 143(3) (i) of the Act on the adequacy and operatingeffectiveness of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Companyinsofar as it relates to one branch which is audited by one of us jointly with otherauditors is based on their corresponding report.

For and on behalf of For and on behalf of
KHIMJI KUNVERJI & CO. S R B C & CO LLP
Chartered Accountants Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 105146W ICAI Firm Registration Number: 324982E/E300003
per Shivji K. Vikamsey per Vijay Maniar
Partner Partner
Membership Number: 2242 Membership Number: 36738
Mumbai Mumbai
Date: May 20 2016 Date: May 20 2016

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